The research provides evidence from a skills needs survey conducted with businesses across the West of England with Local Enterprise Partnership which will support the skills and training program.
Birmingham | Kevin joined the Restart Scheme in June 2022 after being out of work for quite some time.
He had lots of experience working in production, however, he seemed to be experiencing rejections from applications to interview stage even though he had been attending Jobs Fairs and making direct job applications. Read more here.
Abergavenny | James joined Serco’s Restart Scheme in November 2021 with delivery partner Itec Skills. He had a dream of becoming an independent Painter and Decorator, however, he didn’t have much experience in this field having been a Chef for most of his working life. James had a lot of barriers to employment. Read the full story here.
Cardiff | When David joined the Restart Scheme, he wasn’t very happy about it as he didn’t believe it would be any different to other job search programme he had attended in the past. David had issues with his personal life, he was older, his wife was ill and then whilst on the Restart Scheme, a close family member passed away. Read more here.